CIO Magazine
By: Steve Rosenbus
Feb 18, 2016

Spark ‘piggybacks’ on Hadoop into the enterprise. Apache Spark, the open-source analytics tool that companies use to parse data in real time, typically enters the enterprise via Hadoop, an older Big Data framework, Forrester Inc. analyst Mike Gualtieri said Wednesday. But Hadoop isn’t the only reason companies are adopting Spark. More firms are realizing the potential value of acting on data points as they are collected, rather than just analyzin g them a fterward. “Perishable insights can have exponentially more value than sleepy, after-the-fact traditional historical analytics,” Mr. Gualtieri said during his presentation at the Spark Summit in New York.